I always saw myself as an independent soul
always things to do
always somewhere to go
always geared to discover
new people and new places
always eager to see the world
and all its different faces
now once again I find myself
somewhere new and strange
but this time I’m without my love
without my very best friend
and it’s hard
a challenge to be on my own
a problematic time
to have to be alone with me
and the fragility of my mind
but difficult paths are meant to be
are meant to help us grow
so somewhere I must find my strength
and seek what I must know
and know that soon I’ll have my love
back here where he belongs
back in the arms that long for him
back in this home of ours
back to being one of two
but stronger for the time
when being alone meant being with me
and loving the me that is mine
Author: Anne Celano Frohna
I have been writing for as long as I could hold a pencil in hand and would not feel complete without it.
And I actually made a meager living at it (and as an editor) for 25 years.
I worked for newspapers and magazines, in graphic arts and advertising, and wrote several local history books.
But I have also taught English in Japan, been a Nanny in Italy, worked in and for museums, was an Airbnb Superhost for four years, as well as an Etsy shop owner where I sold vintage items I found over the years of thrift and yard sales.
After moving to Arizona with my family in 2010, I completed a series of different writing projects, including two books of creative non-fiction:
Just West of the Midwest: a comedy
(Based on journals I kept during my two years as an English teacher in rural Japan.)
Within Close Range: short stories of an American Childhood
(Short stories and poems about growing up as the middle of five children in suburban Chicago.)
I've also written children's stories and continue to write short fiction, but have recently found my voice in poetry.
This blog, however, is where my greatest passion comes alive.
I am also a mother of two wonderful girls, Eva (23) and Sophia (21) and wife to one wonderful husband, Kurt.
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